We asked some of the city’s rising stars about why they think they have been so successful and we’ve shared their responses below.

Reina Acab | Co-Founder and Designer of même.

It’s tons of work to unpack and learn what behaviors and triggers lead to me self-sabotaging. Some daily habits I’ve developed so far are: making the bed, quiet time while getting ready for the day, reading a mindfulness quote every morning, prepping to-do lists for the next day, and working on tasks that I feel like tackling in that moment. The last one is a major morale and efficiency booster that helps set boundaries for juggling a handful of projects at a time. Read more>>

Don Batalla | Co-Founder of Solwave Collective & Hatha Yogi

First let me bring light on what success means to me. Success in my opinion isn’t some type of material accomplishment or acquiring accolades , it is the capacity to permanently be happy within oneself. Since 2012 , I have been going through this very subtle but profound transfiguration and transformation within. One transformation that will always stands out is my shift in consciousness. Being super aware of my thoughts and actions has led me to cultivate very healthy habits , one being the ability to meditate. Read more>>